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I like the semi-small form factor on the H200 case I used. This build was a project to pass the time and get into water cooling. I guess you could say I built it to play Raytraced enabled Minecraft. I installed two slim 120mm radiators which REQUIRED some drilling to fit the fans (I did a rough job at it). I also extended the vent holes on the case for the rads to mitigate air restrictions. The max temps my GPU would reach is 67-70 under stress test(3D MARK and Heaven benchmark) OC to2080mhz with a custom fan curve. The CPU is OC to 5.1 GHz at 1.35 volts average temps sits at 37-40c The hottest temps id get where 75c (cinebench &Aida64) The build requires an internal USB hub since the motherboard only has one USB header. I use the corsair commander fan hub their ICUE software made controlling the fan speed/pump speed a walk in the park. Also, the CPU cooler is the Nzxt Kraken X62 yes it fits but at the cost of some space in where the 3.5in HHD goes everything fits but it gets really cramped. The GPU has a water block from EVGA which allows you to keep the GPU original top plate. I included good pics and bad pics of my build. I think if I wasn't moving all the time id go for the bigger case. Let me know what you think/how to improve.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't help but think that one 120mm rad in the back is enough for the rtx2080.. i mean it's a lot of hassle for couple of degrees ..

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought that two(it would be enough) until I tried In the h200 case. Airflow in this tiny case is garbage. From what I remember with one rad I was looking at 72-75c is max temps with air cooling max temps were 88. My fan curves max out at 80 so it would get Uber loud. I introduced a secondary rad and I was able to keep my temps at max 70 with out having to have my fans on full blasting. So I did to keep it quiet and To OC the gpu. It was definitely a hassle semi worth it for having a semi small quiet OC pc.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Just wondering why the temps are still that "high" under load. Any idea?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I put those temps to reflex the max temps I was reaching during all the stress test I was able to put run while remaining stable. I’ll update that if it makes it confusing

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I have an H200i with a custom loop as well. Always fun to see how others navigate this case. I ended up using 1x 120mm rad and 1x 240mm rad. Seems to be okay so far, though no GPU overclocking at the moment.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I really liked the nxzt cpu cooler if it dies(aio pump)I’ll connect the entire loop together and see if the two 120 rads makes a difference w the 280mm rad . Because I didn’t want to hv two 120mm but I said what the hell. It pleases my eye so we’ll see in the future.